To review the security levels supported by the University's tools, check the Collaboration Tools Matrix by Harvard Information Security. This page lists additional tools offered by HMS IT that are not covered in that resource.

Review the data classification levels to understand the level of security needed for your data.

Approved for level 3 data

  • HMS CrashPlan
  • HMS Dropbox 
  • HMS Qualtrics
  • O2 computing cluster
  • STAT (ServiceNow)

Approved for level 4 data

  • HMS REDcap

These tools can be used for level 4 data only when special controls have been implemented by HMS IT. Without these special controls, these tools can only be used for level 3 data and lower. Contact HMS IT to implement these controls before using these tools for level 4 data:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Can only be used with level 2 data without special controls.
  • HMS file servers
  • HMS VPN